Dimension - Amazon CloudWatch

Dimension

A dimension is a name/value pair that is part of the identity of a metric. You can assign up to 10 dimensions to a metric. Because dimensions are part of the unique identifier for a metric, whenever you add a unique name/value pair to one of your metrics, you are creating a new variation of that metric.

Contents

Name

The name of the dimension. Dimension names cannot contain blank spaces or non-ASCII characters.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes

Value

The value of the dimension. Dimension values cannot contain blank spaces or non-ASCII characters.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: